Cryptops triserratus Attems, 1903

Thofern, Detlef, Dupérré, Nadine & Harms, Danilo, 2021, An annotated type catalogue of the centipedes (Myriapoda: Chilopoda) held in the Zoological Museum Hamburg, Zootaxa 4977 (1), pp. 1-103 : 42-43

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Cryptops triserratus Attems


56. Cryptops triserratus Attems View in CoL , 190­3

Attems 1903a: 107–108 (as Cryptops triserratus n. sp.)

Type locality and specimens. Fundort [locality]: Valdivia [ Chile] (MICHAELSEN coll.)

Dimensions. Länge ohne Analbeine [length without ultimate legs] 28 mm. Breite 2,5 mm [width 2.5 mm].

Type material. Holotype ( ZMH-A0000676 ). CHILE: Valdivia [ca. 39°49’S, 73°14’W]. GoogleMaps

Type status. Attems only provided measurements for a single specimen and does not mention additional specimens. We agree with Weidner (1960: 68) who stated that the specimen at the ZMH was the holotype .

Preservation. 1 jar: Label 1. Cryptops triserratus Att. Typus Valdivia, Michaelsen L. 18.IV.1893; Label 2. 36. Valdivia. Coll. Michaelsen. 18.IV.93 (imprint).

Old type catalogue. Weidner (1960), p. 68, No. 44. Holotype.

Collection remarks. The specimens were collected by Wilhelm Michaelsen during his expedition to the southern tip of South America 1892–93.

Additional remarks. This species was listed in a checklist of Chilean centipedes with a complete list of literature references ( Vega-Román & Ruiz 2018).

Current systematic position. Cryptops triserratus Attems, 1903 .


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